runtime issues TOP45 using head

Ladner, Eric (Eric.Ladner) Eric.Ladner at
Thu Feb 12 16:45:07 EST 2004

What's this produce?

grep root /etc/passwd
grep ':0:' /etc/passwd

(those should produce the same line)

Also, log in as root and type 'id' and see what that produces if the
above produces any squirrely looking stuff.

There's got to be some userid/uid disconnect somewhere.  You're on a
local disk that wasn't mounted with nosuid option.  The only other thing
I can think of is root really isn't root.

Running a tusc or truss on sudo would be nice too.


-----Original Message-----
From: Todd C. Miller [mailto:Todd.Miller at] 
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 3:37 PM
Cc: Ladner, Eric (Eric.Ladner); sudo-users at
Subject: Re: runtime issues TOP45 using head

Hmm, I've no idea what the problem is.  I just configured sudo 1.6.7p5
on an HP-UX 11i machine with those exact configure options and it works
just fine:

% ls -l /usr/local/etc/sudo/sudoers /usr/local/bin/sudo
---s--x--x   1 root  root  242468 Feb 12 14:33 /usr/local/bin/sudo*
-r--r-----   1 root  root  601 Feb 12 14:33 /usr/local/etc/sudo/sudoers

This is with everything on the local disk.

 - todd

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